The summer is here and a number of retailers are getting prepared for a wave of new processor releases set for the end of the year. This means there are plenty of motherboards from chipsets such as Intel’s Z690, B660, and H660 that are either currently on offer, or at their lowest price for months. Users looking to build a new system today will find plenty of options from Intel’s 12th Gen Core series, including the very affordable but competitive Core i3-12100 ($130), with more performance-focused models such as the mid-range Core i5 and i7 processors with up to twelve cores (8P/4E). At the top of the stack is the flagship Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KS processors with sixteen cores for the most demanding workflows, applications, and games.
We’re taking a look at what’s currently available on the market in terms of motherboards for Intel’s 12th Gen Core series processors ranging from ‘money no object’, all the way down to what’s hot in terms of value in our latest motherboard buyer’s guide for July 2022.